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  • Child protection concern forms Are there forms for reporting child protection concerns? We refer to examples of forms for recording child protection or safeguarding concerns and disclosures from LAs and schools. You will also find a spreadsheet you can download and use to record child protection referrals in your school.
  • Conducting 'safe and well' checks Is there guidance on conducting 'safe and well' checks? We relay advice on schools' responsibilities relating to home visits to check on pupils’ welfare. You will also find guidance on schools’ and LAs’ duty to conduct ‘reasonable enquiries’ into a child’s whereabouts before removing them from roll.
  • EYFS safeguarding and welfare checklist UpdatedUse our checklist to help you make sure you're fulfilling the safeguarding and welfare requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). It's based on the 2017 EYFS framework, and also applies to early adopters of the 2021 reforms.
  • Gathering staff feedback on safeguarding: questionnaire Is there a staff questionnaire for views on a school’s approach to safeguarding? We worked with one of our associate education experts to create a questionnaire designed to gather staff feedback on a school's approach to safeguarding. We also link to further questionnaires.
  • How to prevent peer-on-peer abuse Take these steps to reduce the risk of peer-on-peer abuse happening in your school. Get guidance and resources, and know where to go for extra support.
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education: changes from September 2020 A new version of Keeping Children Safe in Education came into force on 1 September. Find out what's changed and what you need to know.
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education: summary Read our summary to find out about the main points in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020, and to know where to look for information on specific areas of safeguarding in the statutory guidance.
  • Online safety assembly resources With children spending more time online, it’s vital that they know how to stay safe. Assemblies are a great way to raise awareness and prompt discussion. Here are some examples of assembly plans covering topics such as online safety and online identity.
  • Online safety: how to review your approach Find out how to audit your approach to pupil online safety to make sure it complies with DfE statutory guidance.
  • Online safety: requirements and guidance Understand what arrangements you should have in place to keep pupils safe online, and get further resources to help you manage online safety in your school.
  • Recording general safeguarding issues: guidance and template UpdatedRecord general safeguarding issues in your school so that you can spot trends and concerns to keep pupils safe. Opt for an online system to record digitally or download our template for a paper-based approach.
  • Recording safeguarding information: guidance and template Find out what safeguarding information you need to record, and use our template to keep an up-to-date record of all safeguarding concerns raised, including allegations involving members of staff.
  • Reporting safeguarding allegations Know when to report allegations against staff to the local authority designated officer (LADO), and what to do if you need to consider allegations against staff who you don't directly employ.
  • Role of the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) Understand the DSL's responsibilities, what training they need and what to consider when determining how much time your DSL needs for their role.
  • Safeguarding audit UpdatedAudit your current safeguarding arrangements to make sure you're up to date with the statutory safeguarding guidance. Plus, get help reviewing the measures you have in place to safeguard pupils during COVID-19.
  • Safeguarding notices for visitors Are there any examples of safeguarding notices for visitors? This article highlights safeguarding notices for visitors in primary and secondary schools. These include guidance on procedures and reporting concerns. We also link to articles related to this topic.
  • Safeguarding: training requirements All staff should have safeguarding and child protection training. Find out what this should include, and how this differs for the DSL, headteachers, governors and volunteers. Use our Safeguarding Training Centre to help you save time and stay compliant.
  • Supervision meetings for EYFS staff Early years providers must arrange for staff who work with children to have supervision meetings, to support them and ensure pupils are safeguarded effectively. Read this article to see what the EYFS framework says, and find out how others are putting this into practice.
  • Visitors: asking for identification Must we ask visitors for photo ID? You don't have see photo ID for visitors, but it's good practice to do so. We outline guidance from LAs on identifying visitors. You will also find examples of visitor procedures from schools.